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Will the Bill fit the Bill?

Future of Policing conference 
APOLOGIES, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE WILL INFORM PEOPLE OR ANY REARRANGED DATES AS SOON AS CONFIRMED.

Friday 26 April, 9.30am
Clement House, LSE

The new Police Bill is set to become law later this year. It will bring significant changes to UK policing over the next decade. These include:

  • the ways police priorities are set
  • how the police are held to account for meeting these priorities
  • the extent to which the police's responsibility for tackling crime and disorder will be defused across a range of other players - with local people effectively policing each other in some instances.

The potential implications of the bill will be debated by senior police, academic experts, members of police authorities and others with a central stake in the future of policing at a one-day conference on Friday 26 April, hosted by the Mannheim Centre for Criminology at LSE.

Speakers at the Future of Policing conference will include:

  • Lord Toby Harris, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority
  • Ian Blair, deputy commissioner of Metropolitan Police
  • Professor Tim Newburn, Goldsmiths College, London University
  • Dennis O'Connor, chief constable, Surrey
  • From LSE , Professor David Downes, Professor Robert Reiner, Professor Marian FitzGerald and Dr Janet Foster.

Many would agree that major police reform is long overdue. But this bill has profound implications for changing the relationship between the police and central government, on the one hand, and the police and local communities on the other. There has been little public debate about its content or its likely consequences. This is an opportunity to get crucial points across to the Home Office before the bill becomes law.

Ends

Contact: Professor Robert Reiner on 020 7955 7240 or Professor Fitzgerald through conference organiser Joanna Pigg on 0207 955 6505.

Journalists wanting to attend the conference, or background papers, should also Joanna or LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060, email: pressoffice@lse.ac.uk|.

The conference begins at 9.30am on Friday 26 April at Clement House, LSE.

Notes:

Findings from a new report, Policing for London, were published today, revealing that a new approach is needed for London's police. For more information, click here.|

11 April 2002

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